I’m in between jobs at the moment. I have a bridal corset awaiting a fitting before I can progress to the next stage. I also have a couture beading and embroidery course scheduled next week in beautiful Lyon, France, so I’m waiting until I return to decide on how to embellish the bridal collection I’ve designed.
That leaves me with a little window of sewing time to work on my winter wardrobe. My fabric stash is a mix of old, new and inherited and i’m chipping away at it one garment at a time. The charcoal jersey from Goldhawk Road (London) will be a sweatshirt I will probably live in all winter. The wine crepe has been around so long that I can’t remember where I got it. This will be a circle skirt that I can dress up, dress down and layer for winter. The lining was inherited from my Grandad and I’ll probably finish off with his buttons and zips too. The paisley print (also from Goldhawk Road) will be a t-shirt that I can clash with my already existing pink clothes or to dress up some jeans.
Hopefully I’ll have them done before my trip so I can potter around Lyon in my new wardrobe. The other perks of making your own clothes? As well as tailoring to my shape like shortening sleeves and hems, I can add in pockets. You can never have too many pockets.